Category - Bacigalupi Machines,featured
This outstanding example of the early Edison “Home” Phonograph was manufactured in January 1898, and originally sold for $30.00. This machine features the early Class “M”-style lipped brass mandrel and a nickled tag on the crank for the National Phonograph Company. The Polyphone was an attempt to play brown wax cylinders with greater volume, and these attachments are rare today. Peter Bacigalupi was a prominent dealer of talking machines in San Francisco, and artifacts so marked are of special interest to collectors.